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Aflatoxin B1

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins which are produced by Aspergillus (a fungus) and are highly carcinogenic.  Aflatoxins can contaminate grain during harvest or storage. While there are over 14 different types of Aflatoxins, Aflatoxin B1 is considered the most toxic.   

 

Chloramphenicol

Chloramphenicol is an antimicrobial whose use in food animals and feed has been banned by several governments.  It can be found in crayfish, shrimp, honey and raw milk.

 

Prolamins

The main proteins in cereals, such as wheat, rye and barley are called gluten. Gluten is divided into glutelins and prolamins (gliadin in wheat). Coeliac disease (gluten intolerance) is a permanent, immune-mediated food intolerance triggered by ingestion of prolamins. The only treatment available is to follow a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet.

 

Total Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins which are produced by Aspergillus (a fungus) and are highly carcinogenic.  Aflatoxins can contaminate grain during harvest or storage. While there are over 14 different types of Aflatoxins, Aflatoxin B1 is considered the most toxic.  Aflatoxin M1 can be found in the milk of animals that have been fed contaminated feed.